I've got a great-uncle, great-grandfather and a great-great-grandfather who were members of the clergy of what is now the United Methodist Church. Although the church has played an important role in this branch of my family, I haven't done much to explore the genealogical records available before now. This blog post inspired me to see what the church had to offer and today I put my research request in:
At $30 per hour the look-up service isn't cheap and it is also the reason why I'm waiting awhile before I put in a research request on my great-grandfather (the son of John Berger above). But I'm curious to see what they have on John, and in a mere 8-12 weeks I'll find out.
If you also happen to have Methodist ministers from Indiana in your family tree, be sure to check out DePauw University's Archives. That website was my introduction to Methodist Church records and all this time later, still one of my favorite resources on the subject.